During the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease Defence for Children international was very much active in providing support to children and families who were affected by the virus and also doing social mobilization and strengthening community mechanisms to be able to prevent the virus and address issues that were affecting children. The interventions included monitoring and documentation of human rights violations of children and families in Ebola affected areas, documenting children that were affected, engaging government and other service providers to support affected families particular families that were under quarantine and not receiving adequate supply of food and other basic humanitarian needs.

Defence for Children also provided direct services including humanitarian supplies, family tracing and reintegration of orphans and survivors, providing psychosocial support to affected children and families and legal assistance to children who were sexually abused. In this regard the President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Dr. Ernest BaiKoroma and the government of Sierra Leone presented a special award to Defence for Children “in recognition of their outstanding support for Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis”











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